It’s 2017 and I finally bought a Nintendo Wii U!

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With the arrival of the latest Nintendo (hybrid) console – the Nintendo Switch, I am going against the grain, holding off on the purchase of the Nintendo Switch (for now) and recently purchased a Nintendo Wii U and a bunch of games for the price of a Nintendo Switch!

Here are my top 3 reasons why:

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The last Nintendo produced game for the Wii U (and the first for the Nintendo Switch) is the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  While I love Zelda, the lack of other must have launch titles have helped make my decision to purchase the Wii U.

2.  Library of Games 

In addition to the console, I have purchased 7 games: a few Nintendo Select games (with a lower retail price of $19.99) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeSuper Mario 3D World, Pikmin 3, and also picked up: a bundle New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U, used copies of Wonderful 101 and Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.  These games alone will keep me busy for the next couple of months!  Did I miss something? Tweet me @AsianGeekSquad!

3.  Price

The Nintendo Switch will be launching next month for $299.99 without a single game, or demo.  On the other hand, you can find a used Nintendo Wii U on eBay for $200 (refurbished by Nintendo and comes with 12 month warranty from Nintendo).  Additional accessories, such as a 2nd or 3rd controller will also be quite affordable and available at many outlets; such as: Amazon, GameStop, and BestBuy.  Did I mention cheap games?  I was able to buy all of the games previously listed for about $120.

What do you think?  Are you jumping head first into Nintendo Switch? or waiting until more games comes out?

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Max Sandoval

Founder at Asian Geek Squad
Founder of Asian Geek Squad, Max loves tech, travel and desserts. Oh yeah, and he's learning Spanish (finalmente!)